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ulli theeyal recipe | onion theeyal | onion shallots curry

easy ulli theeyal recipe | onion theeyal | onion shallots curry
Course sambar
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for masala paste:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 5 dried red chilli
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • 1 cup coconut grated

other ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek
  • pinch hing / asafoetida
  • few curry leaves
  • 20 (340 grams) shallot, halves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup tamarind extract
  • 1 tsp jaggery / gud
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • firstly, in a tawa heat 1 tbsp coconut oil and roast 1 tbsp coriander seeds, 5 dried red chilli, ¼ tsp pepper, ¼ tsp methi / fenugreek for a minute.
  • now add 1 cup coconut and continue to roast.
  • roast until the coconut turns dark golden brown.
  • cool the spices completely, and transfer to the blender.
  • blend to smooth paste adding water as required.
  • further, in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp coconut oil and splutter 1 tsp mustard, ¼ tsp methi, pinch hing and few curry leaves.
  • add in 20 shallots, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp turmeric and saute for 2 minutes.
  • once the onions shrink, add 1 cup tamarind extract, 1 tsp jaggery and mix well.
  • boil for 10-15 minutes on medium flame.
  • further, add the prepared coconut masala paste and mix well.
  • saute for a minute until the spices are roasted well.
  • also, add 1 cup water and mix well.
  • boil for 10 minutes, or until the coconut masala is cooked well.
  • cook until the oil is separated from the sides.
  • finally, enjoy ulli theeyal recipe with hot steamed rice.